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and 395. charley. >> thanks a lot. >>> it is because of a text message a false message that left taliban officials speaking out. >> what they are denying and how they say the rumor got started in the first place. that story is coming up next. >>> also, libyan rebels are stationed close to the countries and leaders and troops. why they call it a close encounter and what they are guarding. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. another look at the capitol. much work to be done in the nation's capitol. >>> now "good morning maryland at 4:30. >>> this morning the taliban wants the world to know their leader is not dead. the spokesman are denying reports that the insurgent gripe's leader is not dead. it was a claim from a text message sent to journalist and they are saying it's a fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors spread that he died and earlier text messages said he was dead. >>> a behind-the-scenes look at rebelsing more march cay calfy. for them it's about -- mow march qaddafi. it's about protecting what they have. that's an around the clock job to make s
of the taliban dead in up next, the latest on the rumors. >>> i was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when i heard about the case only two week ago. >> some unexpected fireworks as rupert murdoch testified before parliament about the british hacking scandal. we have more of what he had to say. stay with us. when water doesn't dry, it can leave spots and film. finish jet dry rinse agent removes residue and actively dries dishes, for a brilliant shine straight from the dishwasher. finish jet dry rinse agent. finish. the diamond standard. >>> the taliban are denying their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban says there is no truth to the report that he has died. they claim that i text message sent to journalists was fake and was the result of a phone hack. rumors have spread that he died after a text message allegedly sent from a spokesman announced his death. >>> two american citizens are charged with asking as agents to the pakistani government. said faye lives in fairfax and is the director of the kashmiri american council. kashmiri is the disputed territory between india and pakist
company of fox 5. >>> also making headlines, the latest on reports that the taliban's leader is dead. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive
-qaida is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >> reporter: still this deadly taliban raid on a hotel in kabul shows insurgents are not willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and th taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to give power back to the people. >> right now about 90,000 american troops are stationed in afghanistan. >>> thousands of evacuees return home at wildfires still blaze strong in parts of new mexico. threats to a nuclear plant has eased. now firefighters are trying to protect american indian tribe as the blaze continues to burn. >>> the ruptured pipeline operated by exxonmobil has spewed an estimated 42,000- gallons of crude oil into the river. david jay reports for wjz on the clean up effort. >> it's heartbreaking, it's heartbreaking man. >> reporter: those who live in montana's big sky country are used to seeing the stunning beauty. >> the river in montana, we're all proud of it. >> reporter: homeowners evacuated by the weekend's oil spill returned to the ground s
't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we will be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are going on with their mission, preparing to hand over security to the american people. the drawdown will begin this month. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> in the district, the annual 4th of july celebration on the national mall. the concert has stars like matthew morrison and chelsea hightower. . >> it is the big 20th anniversary. we are doing a rumba to jordan sparks singing a song from beauty and the beast. >> the show will be at 9:00 tonight. here's a few other things to know. no alcohol is allowed. leave the grills, pets, and glass bottles at home. as far as getting there, the best way is public transportation, and if you're going to the mall, leave this morning if you want a good seat. we have a full list of activities including all of those dos and don'ts for the mall on wusa9.com. >>> german town man is charged with murdering. police say brandon dashiell and justin carter got into a fight on the back deck of carter's home during a f
police say a british soldier has been captured. the taliban is claiming the fighters captured and killed the service member but there's no immediate conference that -- confirmation. there is an extensive operation to find a soldier. >>> fox news confirming it that the hacker broke into the news sites twitter account this morning. the politics account reported the death of president obama. they send out a series of tweets this morning claiming the president had been assassinated in ottawa. fox news says it is investigating. the messages went out to more than 34,000 followers. >>> following breaking news this noon from orlando florida. that is where the jury in the casey anthony murder trial has just gotten the case and is beginning its deliberation. earlier today, prosecutors wrapped up their rebuttal argument forensic evidence showed the remains of caylee anthony and show that this goal in jawbone were attached. the only way they say they could have happened was with duct tape. >> all the doctors told you that the only thing that could have kept that mandible in anatomical position is
. that trial expected to start next march. >>> this morning a taliban spokesman is denying reports the group's leader is dead. the spokesman says a text message sent to journalists claiming the insurgent leader mullah omar had died is fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors of omar's death began to circulate when the text message announced the quote commander of the muslim faithful is dead. that's the title reserved for the leader of the taliban. >>> this morning the head of a d.c. nonprofit group is in custody accuseded of working for the pakistani government. police arrested the director of the kashmiri-american council, which claims to be dedicated to raising awareness of the kashmiri people's struggle. but the fbi says the organization was run by elements of the pakistani government. if that's the case, he broke the law because he never told the justice department about his ties to a foreign government. he is due in a federal court in alexandria tomorrow. >>> coming up on 20 after the hour, three children and two adults are recovering this morning after a tree limb fell on them. the
that paypal was trying to economically strangle the website. >>> the taliban is denying reports the group's leader is dead. a text message sent to journalists claiming insurgent leader omar's death was dead. the text message announced commander of the muslim faith is dead, and that's the title reserved for the leader of the taliban. >>> the man accused of firing shots at several military facilities will go to court today on several unrelated charges. jonathan melaku was accused of a series of vehicle break-ins in leesburg. he's accused of several shootings, the attacks involved two at the marine corps museum, the recruiting office in woodbridge. he was arrested after police spotted him in arlington national cemetery off hours with a backpack that included ammonium nitrate. the chemicals can be used to make bombs. >>> nfl players could begin to unlock the stop to four months of practice. they vote on a collective bargaining agreement today in portions of the district. they hope to be presented with the finalized version soon. if the players approve a deal, the owners would take a vote on t
for a foreign government a second american living in pakistan is also charged. >> in afghanistan taliban reports their leader has die -- says reports their leader has died are false. text messages claimed he was dead but a taliban spokesperson said that is not true and the message was the result of a phone hack, the alleged announcement the commander of the muslim faithful was dead sparked rumors he died. >>> four months after the disaster in japan officials announce success in stage one stabilizing the nuclear plant the reactors have been stabilize for more than four months officials also say radiation around the plant has decreased from peak levels next phase aiming to bring reactors to a cold shut down within six months march's earthquake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. >>> well, she is a fashion icon and advocate, she is also the first lady of the united states now michelle obama may add reality tv start to her resume we will explain when tmzs dax holt joins us. >> think yesterday was hot just wait tuckers toasty forecast after the break keep it here we wi
in capped hare. the taliban claiming responsibility. the u.s. ambassador condemned the killing but says it is a sign of taliban's weakness that they can no longer conduct large-scale operations. >>> a story that we covered earlier this year. william caldwell did not engauge in psychological operations against u.s. senators as first reported. the thee-star army general has been cleared following an investigation into allegations that he ordered soldiers to use mind games. the pentagon's inspector general says there is no truth to the accusations. >>> the tsa is facing a discrimination lawsuit accused of not hiring a man because he is missing a hand. michael costantino applied as a security koreaner at la guardia airport. he says he passed the interviews, background check and thought he passed a physical exam but he says the t system a disqualified him for the job because he only has one hand. >> i was hurt at first. it was disappointing. now, i passed everything that was required and they just assumed because i was born out a right hand, i wouldn't be able to perform the tasks of the job
by the taliban. this reflects assistmatic policy of the taliban and their isi handlers, the intelligence organization is i think behind this as well. and also al-qaeda. this policy is a tool to eliminate real and potential enemies of the islamists they want to reimplant back in cob he will. >> so this is a blow to the u.s. in afghanistan? >> yes, and also the destabilization. it's another example of pakistan interference in this area. the senior of military commander, a marine general, told the minnesota media last week that the pakistanis have still not severed the taliban supply lines coming in from pakistan. >> so many were aware of them and what they were up to when bin laden in was captured and they think wow, did they know about this, were they shielding them. now they are cutting off $800 million s that the right move? >> yes, it is certainly the right move. we should have done is before, ten years late. we should have conditioned the aid and especially the military aid long ago. we should also take other steps. >> like what? >> in 1993 secretary of state baker sent aler to the pa
in afghanistan. the taliban now says it is responsible for a suicide attack that killed the mayor of kandahar. afghan officials say the assassination happened at the mayor's office just after he arrived for work this morning. the mayor had been mentioned as a person who might replace afghani president's hamid karzai's half brother within karzai's inner circle. >>> we are also on top of a developing story out of south korea. at least 32 people are now dead after heavy rains caused massive landslides. many of those killed were college students who were there doing volunteer work. take a look at this video of rescue crews teaming up trying to save people trapped in the rushing water. the heavy rain also destroyed several buildings. >>> with just six days until the nation's first default, the debt showdown has hit yet another snag. a vote on house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling is postponed until tomorrow. the delay came after a report from the congressional budget office showed that boehner's plan would cut spending by $1 trillion over ten years rather than the $1.2 trilli
tan is dead following a suicide bomb attack overnight. the taliban claims it planned the attack. state officials say that he died while at a city hall meeting in the capital. the attacker placed an explosive device in his turbin and detonated it inside the meeting. one civilian was injured and it's the second time in less than two weeks a senior official has been assassinated. >>> the men convicted of the lobber by bombing makes an appearance at libya state television station. we are told that he attended a rally in tripoli in support of mow march qaddafi -- mow march cay -- moammar qaddafi. he was the only man convict in the bombing flight over scotland in 2009. a scottish doctor said he had months to live after being diagnosed with prostate canser. >>> bad weather may be to blame for the a deadly military plane crash in southern morocco. 78 people were killed and 3 others injured. the plane belonged to the royal armed forces. the c130 went down in the mountainous region trying to land. >>> heavy rains triggered landslides in south cree' capital and in a town north of there. 17 people
and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> as house lawmakers resume tomorrow, the "washington post" is reporting that the republican leadership has done away with bills that honor symbolic gestures including ones in the past which had declared the bald eagle an inspiring symbol. last year, the house passed more than 250 such bills. the gop says they distract from the real work of congress. >>> two local amusement parks are paying tribune another to military families this holiday. kings dominion and six flags america are offering free admission to active duty and retired military personnel today. family members can get discounted tickets. >>> another republican is throwing his hat into the presidential ring. thaddeus mccot are made at announcement saturday at a festival outside of detroit. says he has an edge that the others don't. >> i think it is about the message and the experience here in michigan, what we've
. it makes it more important to me. >> david petraeus said the focus on troops will move from taliban stronghold to the border of pakistan. he will turn over the forces on july 18. >> congress returns from its holiday break as the clock continues to tick towards the august 2 default deadline. kate amara has more. >> with time running out, there is now talk of a temporary measure. congress comes back to work today. the senate cancelling this week's planned recess. on august 2, the government will run out of money to pay its bills. chances are a deal was not done this week. >> there is a lot of discussion that has to take place before signing on the dotted line. a lot of the senate will be in session. this is for a show as much for anything. >> democrats are pushing for spending reductions along with billions of dollars in new revenue. republicans insist the plan cannot include tax increases. >> this is a situation unlike any i've seen it in my years following the federal budget. the most important reason is that compromise is not acceptable. >> there are suggestions now that both sides
at these countries, that they are not radicals connected to terrorists like al qaeda or the taliban, or the muslim brotherhood. in egypt, for instance, right now, and tunisia and other countries in the middle east, we do not know who is going to be in charge. we are talking about supporting various governments, when they have an election. until we see what happens in the elections, we should not be giving money to those who are sympathetic in working with terrorist organizations in do not have our interests at stake. or want to destroy the state of israel. so, right now, for instance, in egypt the barrier between egypt and gaza has been broken down, in effect. hamas, in control of gaza right now, can bring in more weapons to attack israel. a signal that really bothers me, because it indicates to the muslim but -- brotherhood that they have more influence than people realize. in the past they have asked for the destruction of israel. and host: the muslim brotherhood is not considered a terrorist group. guest: if you look at their history, they have been committed to changes in the middle east, incl
of kandahar is dead and assassinated overnight by a bomber. taliban claiming responsibilities. the attacker detonated explosives hidden in his turbin. he is the latest top ranking official killed in afghanistan. two week ago, hamid karzai's half brother was gunned down in his home. meantime, the state department warning the killing of usama bin laden could increase the terror threat to americans around the world. that's why officials are reiterating the warning today. the initial alert was set to expire next week. the warning describes ongoing attacks by al-qaida including suicide attacks, assassinations, kidnappings and hijackings. a law me want to help september 11th first responders with health coverage will not apply to people with cancer? a new government study says there's an insufficient link between toxins at ground zero and documented cancer cases. but that is not sitting well with many. >> i've been to 53 funerals. 51 are because the person died of cancer. >> the government will do another study on cancer cases next year. an update on the mother convicted of killing her 4-year-ol
this as more evidence mounts. tehran is also supplying the taliban with weapons. jennifer griffin is keeping an eye on that live at the pentagon. mounting evidence, jennifer, that iran is trying to move in just as the u.s. is pulling out of iraq and afghanistan. >> reporter: well, just take a look at what's happening in baghdad today, jon. you have the iranian vice president who's arriving with a high profile delegation to baghdad to meet with iraqi prime minister nor i al-maliki, a fellow shia muslim, they're trying to build relations, and listen to senators joe lieberman and lindsey graham, who just returned from afghanistan: >> the biggest nightmare for the ayatollahs in iran is to have a democrat -- democracy in iraq and afghanistan on their borders so yes, they're helping the taliban, they're trying to react to debate that shia are trying to bring down democracy, they're trying to undermine their efforts. they're responsible for material coming into both countries that are killing not only american soldiers but the rec -- iraqi and afghan people. >> they've got the blood of a lot of peo
with the developing story overseas. the taliban claims to have captured and executed a nato soldier in southern afghanistan. the british defense minister confirms that one of its soldiers is missing. >>> we're following another developing story, this one off baja, california, where a tourist fishing boat carrying 44 people, most of them americans capsized in heavy seas during a thunderstorm. officials believe that all of the american tour tourists survived. at least one person has died. some were able to swim to shore. >> the reports that we received of the people who have been recovered are 27 u.s. passengers, mostly came from the northern californian area, the remaining 17 are the crew members aboard the vessel. >> they're helping the mexican navy search for those still missing. >>> montana's governor is accusing exxon mobil of down playing this weekend's oil spill. mostly contained to a ten-mile stretch of area. >>> this fourth of july, no holiday for the jury deciding whether casey anthony killed her 2-year-old. a visibly distraught casey anthony sat through closing arguments over the weeke
home by a close associate. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack on karzai. petraeus, commander and nato forces promised international help in finding those responsible. karzai was the controversial figure who denied allegations of corruption and beinglinged to drugs. karzai's death leaves a power vacuum in the south as the government begins peace talks with insurgents. >> we suffered from the same kind of pain and our hope is that god willing, there is an end to the pain and suffering of our afghan people. >> car jay survived several previous assassination at the same times. -- assassination attempts. >>> congressman ron paul won't run for congress again. the 75-year-old has gotten more support for his presidential run than ever and won't try to run for two offices at once. mayor john huntsman is in south carolina telling primary voter when is he was governor of utah, the state ranked first in job creation and compared that to massachusetts which, which is 47ing. the fellow candidate mitt romney was governor of massachusetts. huntsman was in office in utah. >> presid
troops that we need for the second fighting season. >> we don't succeed here, and the taliban come back into power, and we will be attacked again. >> the senators met with avenue -- met with the afghan president last night. the first troops will be coming home later this month with the president's plan. >>> the portapotties are lined up, and the security check points will soon be manned along the national mall. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the festivities in the nation's capital. surae chinn has advice for you. >> reporter: happy 4th of july for you. it's going to be a big celebration. it's quiet now, but you can imagine the place will be crawling with people. the portapotties as you mentioned are lined up, and we also have first aid tents on the mall in case anyone suffers for heat exhaustion or anything else, or someone needing attention for anything else. folks are putting the finishing touches on the spectacular display, and also rehearsals for the concert went on despite the bad weather on the west lawn of the capital. you can expect singers like matthew m
the medal of honor to dakota meier. in 2009, he charged into a remote taliban-controlled village in afghanistan. he was looking for four of his team members. he found them, shot to death. even though he was already wounded by shrapnel, meyer helped carry his comrades from the kill zone. the date of the award ceremony hasn't been announced. he will be the first marine to receive the medal of honor in more than 41 years. >>> the united states post office has a list of 3,600 post offices that may be closing. we'll find out tuesday who is on it. the move comes as mail volume is down nationwide. the postal service lost $8 billion in revenue last year, due to the recession. e-mail and online bill-paying. also on tuesday, the post master general will announce a new concept to replace offices in neighborhoods that are shut down. >>> china has a reputation for being the source of a lot of cheap knockoffs. >> but how about a fake apple store? a blogger living with her husband in a city in southwest china snapped shots of not one, but three fake shops, same wooden tables, similarly dressed
that nato transferred security to the afghans. taliban leaders claim they carried out attacks it comes as joint chiefs of staff visited kandahar this morning. >>> american hikers held in iran since 2009 could soon be set free. the two men are in a court hearing now in iran's capitol they are accused of illegally crossing from northern iraq to iran to spy on the country. questions are raised about evidence in the amanda knox trial in italy experts attacked forensic evidence saying it never should have been shown to the jury. knox and her former boyfriend were convicted in 2007 of murdering her british roommate. forensic experts claim investigators made serious mistakes. >> skins were not at the 90 player limit, 74 turned out for training camp. care began was dressed but not ready to go. he suffered a bone bruce to his right knee friday saturday he said it felt better but wasn't sure when he would be able to practice he was on the field during the am session spending most of his time with the linebackers, watched them go through drillworked on the sideline wearing a compression sleeve on
a british soldier who went missing. the taliban have claimed responsibility, and they say that they killed that soldier. atia abowie, nbc news, and ka buhl. >>> a 10-year-old white tiger gave birth to quintuplets today. workers at the park in northeast china say all five cubs are healthy, and the mother is caring for them. they say it's rare to see a white tiger have cubs that are also all white. the mother is now on a special diet to make sure she has enough nutrition for her babies to grow up healthy. and ferocious. >> they're beautiful animals. >> they are. >> aren't they? >>> there is more to come on news4 at 4:00. we will head to new york city to preview tonight's fireworks show there, featuring beyonce. >>> plus, a feud is brewing between exxonmobil and montana's governor over an oil spill honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to yo
on the road before as the taliban was on after 9/11 and some distractions, otherworld events, economics play a big role and what can be done. al qaeda's in a tight spot and whether or not they are on the ropes or not is something that history will have to tell us about this time we're in and as far as predictions go, many analysts say it's too early for that. >> what do we know any about capabilities? is there any intelligence giving us that? >> there is some pretty heavy information out there right now that al qaeda really wants to attack and has never stopped in its efforts to try to attack, specifically in washington and we have been focussing on that all week in our series target washington. they have been looking for opportunities to attack soft targets. they recognize that crashing airplanes into soft buildings is not likely to happen again, they're not likely to have that capability. what hey have tried to do is -- what they have tied to do is to change the tactics and known as lope wolf gunman and to look for pee, quote, clean scoop and that is no collection. and essentially, we're l
of international troops. i hope we can all agree that the taliban has morphed into a hybrid. it is one part terrorist organization and one part global drug trafficking organization. for the past today years, virtually every heroin processing lab raided by the dea, special forces, and afghan police has ties to the taliban. what they find is not only large quantities of opium and heroin, but also improvised explosive devices, bomb making materials, and taliban training manuals. in one raid last year, 2056 pounds of high-grade heroin with a wholesale value of $56 million was seized. experts agree it may take many years to get the drug trade in afghanistan under control. as the military begins to scale back its presence this month, i think we have got to ensure that our civilians continue to support counternarcotics efforts in afghanistan. that is really important. a year ago this month, this caucus released a bipartisan report that contained several policy recommendations. i like to highlight the progress being made and what remains to be done. first, the good news. the caucus recommended incr
weekend. >>> in afghanistan, the taliban says that reports that its leader has been killed are false. they say the message was the result of a phone hack. an alleged announcement that he was dead sparked rumors that he had died. >>> prime minister david cameron is set for face british lawmakers today under pressure over the widening crisis. he says he is not responsible and herd okay suggested that top exec ditchs who resigned in recent days aren't responsible -- that top executives who resigned in recent days aren't responsible. >> do you feel that you are ultimately responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> during the proceedings, a protester tried to throw a shaving cream pie at murdoch. the man was quickly arrested. murdoch's son james also testified and apologized for the scandal and former news of the world editor rebecca brooks denied paying police for information. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> new allegations against vince gray's campaign. did s
don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox five news. >>> the former head of the international monetary fund may have a political future in france. a new poll shows nearly half of those surveyed in france believe strauss-kahn should return to political life in france. 46% said no. the rest didn't answer the question. strauss-kahn is charged with sexually assaulting a manhattan hotel housekeeper. prosecutors say her credibility may now be in question. >>> a gaza bound american ship got the criminal treatment in greece. it set sail friday night, to be intercepted. the 60-year-old captain is now under arrest, facing charges of trying to leave port without permission, and endangering the lives of the boat's passengers. it was trying to deliver humanitarian aid to a palestinian territory in violation of an israeli blockade. they say they'll try again. >> we will
not the end of the taliban. you're looking at core group of individuals founded al qaeda and running it over the years. that may be on the brink of collapse but let's not say this movement is near its end. jon: so a little bit like turning the lights and cockroaches scatter? you may kill them off in places like afghanistan but they are over in the other places, somalia and arabian peninsula? >> that's right. actually this is a testament to bin laden's plan for the al qaeda network. he created a more diffuse network after the united states began to crack down on al qaeda in late 1990s. you saw rise of al qaeda in north africa and al shaback in east africa. al qaeda in iraq done great damage to u.s. forces. the taliban was once a government but relegated to affiliate movement of al qaeda. what you have a is number of organizations sort of franchises of al qaeda that continue to grow and thrive while we have focused in on the core as we called it. now i think after the death of bin laden in early may, i think we were able to get a lot of intelligence. we've gone after a lot of the other high-le
on with the taliban. do you feel the taliban should be part of afghanistan going forward? guest: the reconciliation is one of the major national programs our government already initiated. we have agreed with our international partners to have this reconciliation program. our president a couple of weeks back mentioned talks with different people going on through different channels. we have a high peace council the mainly responsible for the reconciliation. they have opened to the channel of communications. when you want to reconcile with people, you have to talk to them and open the channels for communication. there are different channels that want to reach out to opposition forces for the success of the reconciliation program. host: what about separating the taliban and al qaeda? guest: this is an afghan national program. is supported by the international community. our partners are saying it is an afghan-led reconciliation program. the afghans should be in the driving seat. we have three principles for that. the first one is to cut ties with al qaeda. the second one is to renounce violence. the th
in helmand province. it's a taliban stronghold where more foreign troops have died than in any other province. cbs news correspondent mandy clark was there for the changing of the guard. >> reporter: helmand province has been the deadliest battleground in afghanistan. nearly half of all coalition deaths have happened here. president obama's surge focussed on turning that around. the proichbs's capital saw troop movement of a different kind with the official handover to afghan forces. one sign of how fragile this security situation is the ceremony was not announced in advance. out of fear the taliban would strike. the new commander of coalition forces in afghanistan acknowledged the heavy price american and british troops paid for the progress made here. >> there are some voices that are raised to question whether this sacrifice has been worth it. those of white house wear this uniform have one answer. yes! >> reporter: it was certainly a proud moment for the afghans, as the defense minister inspected his troops. the handover of power from coalition to afghan force
. >> general, chuck hoss kinson from politico. you said before that with the problem of infiltration of taliban into afghan security forces, as the afghans take over more and more responsibility that there might be a need to accept a greater risk in terms of dealing with that problem. how would you assess the possibility of that risk going forward now and what steps would you be taking to mitigate it? >> the mitigation of that risk is being done by a combination of counterintelligence effort, by the coalition forces and most importantly the afghan national security forces are taking it head on. it's an issue of leadership and knowing your people and the afghan leadership and chain of command is taking that on and i believe we're moving in the right direction with that risk. >> i want to thing che -- change the subject real quick work the upcoming transition in the army, i was wondering if you could talk a little bit about your interactions with general odeer noah and your thoughts on his leadership for the army going forward. >> i've had just one interact with general odierno at a utility confe
trafficking. he denied the charges. this morning, the taliban is claiming responsibility for his assassination. >>> wikileaks' editor in chief, julian assange, was in court today, appealing extradition to sweden. he's accused of sexually assaulting two women. assange denies the allegations. many of his supporters say it's a conspiracy to keep assange and wikileaks from exposing anymore government secrets. >>> in just a couple of hours, congressional leaders will head back to the white house with the clock quickly ticking toward the debt limit deadline. so far there's been little progress and now the president is turning up the heat. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest. >> this is the same shot you had yesterday, except we're wearing ties today. >> reporter: the president pointing out, we've been here before. and those close to the talks say little but the dress code is changing. the two sides still far apart on spending cuts and taxes. >> i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing. >> report
, meier charged into a remote taliban-controlled village in afghanistan, looking for four members of his team. he found them shot to death. even though he was already wounded by shrapnel, meier helped carry his comrades from the kill zone. meier is from kentucky, and was later based in hawaii before he left active duty last year. meier will join two army sergeants as the only living medal of honor recipients from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >>> coming up on news4, a bill challenge for metro not middle of a heatwave. ♪ >>> a musical group protesters took center stage in a walmart store. >>> staging a war between the states was not an easy task in triple digit heat. >>> the family of la-shea mclean makes a plea for the killer to come forward. this as police pass out this reward poster in this troubling case of murder. i'm pat collins. the story, coming up. news4. >>> coming up in sports, another twist in the always-changing nfl labor talks. plus, the nats' bryce harper trying to slug hes way out of a slump make the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me
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the taliban and al qaeda. tonight new evidence that this confidence is simply wrong. is part of this to do with a chill in relations between pakistan and washington? >> it is indeed of course. of course. desai's been a secret war as you like conducted by the cia in pakistan using these unmanned aircraft. if one looks at the history of it, one can see how it is ramped up but now there are questions in the wake -- of course the vast majority of these raids have been carried out in so-called tribal areas on the border with afghanistan, and over the years the number has gone up steadily. in the first few years in the strikes of 2,042,007 they're just a handful and then we see it going up in 2010. the obama administration rising at a policy never fully publicly articulated. 118 strikes last year and 45 so far this year. the pakistanis said a couple of months ago that they wanted him stopped them stopped and they ordered the cia out in their base in pakistan were some of the strikes are being launched. by my reckoning there is than a dozen since then. so has this been done like the enlightened r
salary cuts. host: let's take a look at some other stories. u.s. cash said to be reaching the taliban, yearlong military that investigation concluded u.s. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the taliban under 2.1 $6 billion transportation contacted the u.s. has funded in part to promote afghan business. another piece in international news, the u.s. has invited a north korean official to new york for talks. the vice foreign minister will visit for a rare meeting that could pave the way for resumption of multinational denuclearization talks secretary of state clinton said on sunday. and politics, congressman wu faces calls to step down print reports the democratic u.s. representative and the portland, oregon area, calls for his resignation from some in his own party after the state's largest newspaper published reports this week in of an alleged unwanted advances in november by a mr.wu for the young, california woman, the daughter of a longtime supporter. one last jury in politics from the washington times politics section, dnc targeting hispanic votes with 8 spanishad. both
were killed a smokes man for the alan -- spokesman for the taliban has claimed responsibility. >>> >> thousands of fans sent running for cover during the blues fest concert in ottawa after the main stage collapsed it gave way during a performance by cheep trick. five concert goers were injured one of them in serious condition. they had bad storms at the time. >>> 7:27 a.m., time is running out for members of congress to come to an agreement on the nations debt ceiling. a deal may be in the works after the break we will sit down with the policy director at the committee for a responsibility federal budget for more >> as we head to break let's take another lookout side the latest traffic and weather updates coming up from lauren and also tony perkens. enjoy the music of fish ♪ [ music ] ♪  ♪[ music ] >>> country music for space shuttle atlantis they woke up to keith urban and his song days go by expected to leave the international space station and head back home to earth early tomorrow morning they have been busy fixing a gear shuttle due to land thu
on behalf of cuba. we have a complete against mehsud, the leader of the pakistani taliban. we have a number of huge export cases, companies with sanctions by the government. we often bring prosecutions in those cases. so we deal with a number of case all across the world with both national and international scope. >> overseeing so many important cases, and lesser ones too. how do you prioritize? what would a typical day or week be in terms of meeting with attorneys under you? >> well, just about every morning i have meetings with my staff. both on the federal side and on the local side to try to figure out, one, what's going on in some of the more significant matters they may have in their sections but also to figure out our priorities, law enforcement prioritiesment if we are focusing on a part of the city, a particular gang, we may want to focus on what our efforts are to affect that law enforcement goal and where we are in the prosecution. >> when we go back and talk local crime, i'm wondering because we talk a lot about community outreach and involvement and how important that is. how r
were meant to go to taliban militants in afghanistan. one indictment describes a heroin deal that have grew into a $9.5 million arm sell. an ooatheist group is suing to block the display of the world trade center cross. they say the cross display is, quote, an inpermissible mingling of church and state. it consists of two steel beams. it was found in the wreckage and moved to the memorial on saturday. and one year after the worst oil spill in u.s. history, bp's bottom line is pretty good. the company announced $5.3 billion in second quarter profits. that's a $22 million turnaround from the same period last year. $22 million swing the other way. and now they're posting $5 billion profit. >> a lot of people are going to be looking at the second quarter profits. >>> player or spectator? the president's changing role in the debt talks and whether he can really be sidelined plus, fast and furious. why a controversial gun program is sparking new outrage today in congress. you see, airline cres promise flights for 25,000 miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for 25,000 miles. frustrat
this morning. the taliban is taking responsibility. this is the latest in a series of attacks in afghanistan against the government. the brother of hamid karzi was killed earlier this month. >>> a source tells cnn the new york hotel made that accused strauss-kahn of sexual assault is meeting with prosecutors today. the alleged victim and her attorney arrived at the district attorney's office, and that happened earlier this morning. strauss-kahn is the former head of the international monetary fund. the status hearing in the case has been moved from august 1st until the end of the month. >>> the funding fight that threatens to keep memphis schools shut down could be resolved. it will take $12 million as a partial payment. that payment has to be made next week, three days before the school year starts. >> i think they should breathe a deep sigh of relief. absolutely. you know, they are going to start in service august 1st, and they will be paid for that, and they will put pressure on the city council to do what they need to do. >>> it has been a symbol of the pain and perseverance after 9/11,
radio address and she addressed the issue of the taliban and women in afghanistan. she focused on the challenges related in afghanistan. it is not something she intended to focus on when she went to the white house in 2001, but certainly history change the course of all about. she immersed herself and found a way to make a difference in women's lives and girls' lives are on the world. she has taken these opportunities to speak to the communities. host: i noticed yesterday at the funeral in palm desert, calif. that two of the speakers talked about the sisterhood of the first ladies. barbara bush will be there in grand rapids when lynn cheney is speaking to it. is there a sisterhood of the former first ladies? guest: i think there is. it is a very small club. many dead get to serve as first lady. -- there are not many that get to serve as first lady. at the betty ford funeral, they turned out to show their respect. they show that there is a way to be friends and set aside the differences in politics. it was really heartwarming to see rosalynn carter be a part of that service. and
. the taliban claims they captured and executed an american soldier yesterday, but that has not been verified. >>> new clashes in syria this morning, soldiers and tanks have moved into towns near the border with turkey and stormed houses in hama, it happened as thousands took part in pro-knockcy demonstrations. six people were wounded in the latest maneuver. >>> prosecutors are not dropping the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn. he and his wife were mobbed as they left their apartment friday. prosecutors said their accuser has a history of lying. >>> a poll conducted for this july 4th holiday shows a surprising number of americans know very little about it. 58% knew america declared independence in 1776. 26% were unsure. 16% guessed another year. 76% correctly said we declared independence from britain but 19% were unsure and 5% said another country. very sad stuff. marysol castro is here with our first check of the weather. come on america, get your act together. >> it goes to show you the youngsters with their history knowledge could clean our clocks when it comes to histor
. >>> taliban claimed responsible for this latest attack. >> land slides in south korea killed 32 people after heavy rain sent mud barreling through the capitol dead include 10 college students police are rescuing people trapped by the rushing water. some climbing on top of cars. >>> last week's heat wave killed three in maryland, they died from heat related conditions all had underlying health problems so far this year, nine people have died in maryland because the heat. >>> well, tucker is joining us now he has a look at the weather. >> is that what is happening? >> i think so. >> good morning alison >> wonderful seeing you too. i guess this is the time i say temperatures will be relatively mild. >> mild. >> mild. >> we don't call -- we never say 90 is mild. >> typical summer time weather. >> above average. >> alison you should do this as well. >> perfectly, typical weather later today pleasant, low humidity a lot of sunshine. >> love it. >> yeah, manageable. >> let's get started take a look at numbers up to 81 degrees, 81 regan national and overnight lows back in upper 70s. annapolis 79 at
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